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10-18-302. Bonding authority.
(1) In accordance with Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act, thelegislative body of a municipality may by resolution determine to issue one or more revenuebonds or general obligation bonds to finance the capital costs for facilities necessary to provide tosubscribers:
(a) a cable television service; or
(b) a public telecommunications service.
(2) The resolution described in Subsection (1) shall:
(a) describe the purpose for which the indebtedness is to be created; and
(b) specify the dollar amount of the one or more bonds proposed to be issued.
(3) (a) A revenue bond issued under this section shall be secured and paid for:
(i) from the revenues generated by the municipality from providing:
(A) cable television services with respect to revenue bonds issued to finance facilities forthe municipality's cable television services; and
(B) public telecommunications services with respect to revenue bonds issued to financefacilities for the municipality's public telecommunications services; and
(ii) notwithstanding Subsection (3)(b) and Subsection 10-18-303(3)(a), from revenuesgenerated under Title 59, Chapter 12, Sales and Use Tax Act, if:
(A) notwithstanding Subsection 11-14-201(3) and except as provided in Subsections (4)and (5), the revenue bond is approved by the registered voters in an election held:
(I) except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A)(II), pursuant to the provisions of Title11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act, that govern bond elections; and
(II) notwithstanding Subsection 11-14-203(2), at a regular general election;
(B) the revenues described in this Subsection (3)(a)(ii) are pledged as security for therevenue bond; and
(C) the municipality or municipalities annually appropriate the revenues described in thisSubsection (3)(a)(ii) to secure and pay the revenue bond issued under this section.
(b) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(ii), a municipality may not pay theorigination, financing, or other carrying costs associated with the one or more revenue bondsissued under this section from the general funds or other enterprise funds of the municipality.
(4) (a) As used in this Subsection (4), "municipal entity" means an entity createdpursuant to an agreement:
(i) under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act; and
(ii) to which a municipality is a party.
(b) The requirements of Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A) do not apply to a municipality ormunicipal entity that issues revenue bonds, or to a municipality that is a member of a municipalentity that issues revenue bonds, if:
(i) on or before March 2, 2004, the municipality that is issuing revenue bonds or that is amember of a municipal entity that is issuing revenue bonds has published the first noticedescribed in Subsection (4)(b)(iii);
(ii) on or before April 15, 2004, the municipality that is issuing revenue bonds or that is amember of a municipal entity that is issuing revenue bonds makes the decision to pledge therevenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii) as security for the revenue bonds described in thisSubsection (4)(b)(ii);
(iii) the municipality that is issuing the revenue bonds or the municipality that is a

member of the municipal entity that is issuing the revenue bonds has:
(A) held a public hearing for which public notice was given by publication of the notice:
(I) in a newspaper published in the municipality or in a newspaper of general circulationwithin the municipality for two consecutive weeks, with the first publication being not less than14 days before the public hearing; and
(II) on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701, for two weeksbefore the public hearing; and
(B) the notice identifies:
(I) that the notice is given pursuant to Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government BondingAct;
(II) the purpose for the bonds to be issued;
(III) the maximum amount of the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii) that will bepledged in any fiscal year;
(IV) the maximum number of years that the pledge will be in effect; and
(V) the time, place, and location for the public hearing;
(iv) the municipal entity that issues revenue bonds:
(A) adopts a final financing plan; and
(B) in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access andManagement Act, makes available to the public at the time the municipal entity adopts the finalfinancing plan:
(I) the final financing plan; and
(II) all contracts entered into by the municipal entity, except as protected by Title 63G,Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act;
(v) any municipality that is a member of a municipal entity described in Subsection(4)(b)(iv):
(A) not less than 30 calendar days after the municipal entity complies with Subsection(4)(b)(iv)(B), holds a final public hearing;
(B) provides notice, at the time the municipality schedules the final public hearing, toany person who has provided to the municipality a written request for notice; and
(C) makes all reasonable efforts to provide fair opportunity for oral testimony by allinterested parties; and
(vi) except with respect to a municipality that issued bonds prior to March 1, 2004, notmore than 50% of the average annual debt service of all revenue bonds described in this sectionto provide service throughout the municipality or municipal entity may be paid from the revenuesdescribed in Subsection (3)(a)(ii).
(5) On or after July 1, 2007, the requirements of Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A) do not apply toa municipality that issues revenue bonds if:
(a) the municipality that is issuing the revenue bonds has:
(i) held a public hearing for which public notice was given by publication of the notice:
(A) in a newspaper published in the municipality or in a newspaper of general circulationwithin the municipality for two consecutive weeks, with the first publication being not less than14 days before the public hearing; and
(B) on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701, for 14 days beforethe public hearing; and
(ii) the notice identifies:


(A) that the notice is given pursuant to Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government BondingAct;
(B) the purpose for the bonds to be issued;
(C) the maximum amount of the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii) that will bepledged in any fiscal year;
(D) the maximum number of years that the pledge will be in effect; and
(E) the time, place, and location for the public hearing; and
(b) except with respect to a municipality that issued bonds prior to March 1, 2004, notmore than 50% of the average annual debt service of all revenue bonds described in this sectionto provide service throughout the municipality or municipal entity may be paid from the revenuesdescribed in Subsection (3)(a)(ii).
(6) A municipality that issues bonds pursuant to this section may not make or grant anyundue or unreasonable preference or advantage to itself or to any private provider of:
(a) cable television services; or
(b) public telecommunications services.

Amended by Chapter 90, 2010 General Session